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Ways to get Involved

Don't miss our weekly events:
Small Group/Bible Study

Bible studies here at St. Stephens are called "small groups". They are lead by peer ministers who guide their groups through organized programs that are typically provided by the church itself. Small groups are a great way for students to make friends and connect with God. If you are a student we highly recommend that you join a small group as soon as possible.

Prime Time

Join over 100 other students on Wednesday nights during the school year. The Mass or prayer service starts at 9:00 PM and ends with fellowship in the social hall afterward. If you are looking for someone to accompany you for the first time, contact St. Stephen's we'll have someone attend with you.

We get together about twice a month on Fridays to enjoy one another's company. Whether it's bowling, riding go-carts, or having a bonfire, we encourage you to invite your friends to experience a laid-back, Christian environment. ​Check out our calendar of events for specific dates and times.


All students are encouraged to attend at least once in their college career. Taking some time to get away from your busy schedule might be just what you need to be found by God.


The Antioch retreat is held once each Fall semester. The focus of the weekend is creating a community of conversion. Throughout the weekend, students hear a variety of talks, participate in small groups, take part in prayer experiences, and have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. 

The 2023 retreat will be October 13-15 at the Northeast Iowa Christian Service Camp.

The cost of the retreat is $50, with the deadline being Wednesday October 3. Financial assistance is available upon request.

After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email from an Antioch team member with more information.



Please email us with any questions or concerns.

Antioch Retreat

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is modeled on the initiation ritual of the ancient Christian community. It is an experience of personal formation and spiritual growth, incorporating prayer, study, and reflection, with public rituals and community preparation. It is the principle way that today’s Catholic community welcomes new members who have not been baptized.
Candidates for RCIA meet weekly on Wednesday evenings throughout the school year. It generally concludes with a solemn public celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil. To learn more please email us.

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministers are a vital part of Mass. Each weekend, we require approximately 40 Liturgical Ministers. Liturgical Ministers are also needed for our Wednesday night Prime Time when there is Mass. Liturgical Ministries include Sacristans, Greeters, Lectors, Accompanists, Cantors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Collection Counters.

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